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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0184


Updated December 2, 2015
Watch Meeting: Thursday, December 3, 2015 and Friday, December 4, 2015
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Commission Meeting Agenda
December 3-4, 2015

All times are approximate and are provided for convenience only except time specific items identified herein (i.e. Public Hearing). The order of business within each day may be changed without notice. All items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. Persons wishing to address the Commission on Teacher Credentialing on a subject to be considered at this meeting are asked to complete a Request Card and give it to the Recording Secretary prior to the discussion of the item.

Reasonable Accommodation: Any person with a disability requiring disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, may make a request by contacting Rhonda Brown at (916) 322-6253 or sending a written request to that person at 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least five working days in advance of the meeting.

LIVE WEBCAST PRESENTATION: The Commission plans to webcast the meeting via the internet on December 3, 2015 and December 4, 2015. Access the broadcast on the CTC Meetings page. However, it may not be possible to webcast all or part of the open meeting due to technical issues or limitations on resources.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
General Session
9:00 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will convene the General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.

Action
1A: Approval of the October 2015 Minutes  Listen
The minutes of the October 2015 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

Action
1B: Approval of the December 2015 Agenda  Listen
The Agenda for the December 2015 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

Action
1C: Approval of the December 2015 Consent Calendar  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the December 2015 Consent Calendar.

Information
1D: Chair's Report  Listen

Information
1E: Executive Director's Report  Listen

Information
1F: Commission Member Reports  Listen

Information
1G: Liaison Reports  Listen

Educator Preparation Committee
Alicia Hinde, Committee Chair
Information/Action
2A: Adoption of Draft Preliminary Multiple and Single Subject Teacher Preparation Program Standards and Approval of Draft Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs)  Listen
This agenda item presents draft Preliminary Teacher Preparation Program Standards, a transition plan, and the draft Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). The Commission may review, revise and/or adopt the preliminary program standards. The draft TPEs are presented for review and approval to begin a validity study of the TPE's.

Information/Action
2B: Special Education Teacher Preparation Update  Listen
This agenda item provides options for the preparation and credentialing of special education and general education teachers focusing on the recommendations from the Statewide Special Education Task Force recommendations. The Commission may give priorities for next steps to staff.

Information
2C: Annual Report of the Committee on Accreditation (COA)  Listen
This agenda item presents the 2014-15 Annual Accreditation Report from the Committee on Accreditation.

Information/Action
2D: Proposed Updates to the Accreditation Framework  Listen
This agenda item provides a first draft of proposed language to update the Accreditation Framework to reflect revisions to the accreditation system that have resulted from the accreditation streamlining and strengthening project undertaken by the Commission over the past year. The Commission may review, suggest revisions and provide staff direction on next steps.

Action
2E: Proposed Adoption of Revisions to the Assessment Design Standards for Teaching Performance Assessments  Listen
This agenda item proposes revisions to the Commission adopted Design Standards for Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA).

Action
2F: Update on the Development of Administrator Performance Assessment Design and Program Implementation Standards  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on Design and Program Implementation Standards for Administrator Performance Assessments (APA) and proposes that the Commission adopt these standards.

Closed Session
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair
The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126(e), to consider the following pending litigation: Carroll v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Sacramento Superior Court, 34-2012-00135527-CU-OE). The Commission will also consider adverse actions, petitions for reinstatement and requests for reconsideration in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44248, and Government Code section 11126(e). The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all actions taken or determinations made therein.

Friday, December 4, 2015
General Session
8:30 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will reconvene General Session.

Items agendized for the first day of the meeting, but not discussed, may be taken up today.


Public Hearing
Action
1H: Proposed Amendments and Deletions to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential  Listen
The Commission will conduct a public hearing on proposed amendments and deletions to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and Leadership Specialist Credential.
Action
1I: Proposed Amendments to Title 5 Section 80499 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to the English Learner (EL) Authorization Requirement  Listen
The Commission will conduct a public hearing on proposed amendments to Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 80499 pertaining to the English Learner Authorization requirement for adding a teaching or content area to a general education teaching credential.

Educator Preparation Committee
Alicia Hinde, Committee Chair
Information/Action
2G: Accreditation: Draft Induction Program Standards and Preconditions and Employment Based Considerations  Listen
This agenda item brings revised draft Induction Preconditions, Program Standards, and a Transition Plan for the Commission's consideration, possible revision, and adoption. The item also presents employment based issues for the Commission's discussion and determination of next steps.
Action
2H: Proposed Revision of the Enrollment Requirement for the Clear Administrative Services Credential Standards  Listen
This agenda item provides information on the implementation of the 120-day enrollment requirement contained in the Clear Administrative Services Standards and proposes revisions to that provision.

Professional Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
3A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.

Action
3B: Committee of Credentials Vacancies for FY 2016-17  Listen
The Commission will review the terms of the current members of the Committee of Credentials and determine whether to reappoint or declare vacancies for one elementary teacher member, one school board member and two public members.

Certification Committee
Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Committee Chair
Information
4A: Certification and Assignment Issues Surrounding Statutory Teacher Leaves  Listen
This agenda item addresses certification and assignment issues impacting students whose teacher is out on an extended statutory leave along with potential solutions for Commission consideration.
Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Ref Rodriguez, Committee Chair
Information
5A: Strengthening and Streamlining Accreditation Project Update  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on the Strengthening and Streamlining Accreditation Project.
Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Information
1J: Report of Closed Session Items  Listen

Information
1K: New Business
  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations
Action
1L: Nominations and Elections for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for 2016  Listen
Each year the Commission nominates and elects its Chair and Vice Chair.

Adjournment